Shake Shake Theatre was founded in 2014, when Pierre Filliez and Jessica Nicholls began collaborating on their first puppet show, ‘The Story of Mr B’. They have since created many more shows, toured around Europe, conducted an array of creative workshops, collaborated with various companies and artists… gotten married and had a daughter ❤️
From script to stage, they enjoy handcrafting stories, puppets, masks, shadow figures and entire sets in order to tell heartfelt stories. Their family-friendly work focuses on humanity, humour, sustainability and sharing.
Pierre Filliez is Swiss and completed his diploma in Physical Theatre at the International Theatre School of Jaques Lecoq in Paris. In Switzerland he produced and played in various theatre and puppet shows. He teaches masked theatre and puppetry. As well as working with Shake Shake Theatre, he collaborates regularly with Drehbühne Berlin and produces theatre masks and commissioned art works internationally. www.pierrefilliez.com
Jessica Nicholls is Australian, with a BA in Theatre/Media from Charles Sturt University. In Italy she studied Commedia dell’ Arte, comic acting and mask making with Antonio Fava. She has toured puppet shows around Australia, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany with Shake Shake Theatre, School Performance Tours, Vision Mechanics and Drehbühne Berlin.